As to why fake the moon landing
The Russians put the first satellite up
They put the first living thing into space
They put the first man into space ( even BEFORE yuris journey into space as the SUPPOSED first man into space there are stories of many failed
attempts where eavesdropping stations working for the US listened into the cosmonauts dying through system failures or simply drifting off into space,
literally listening into their breathing becoming slower and more laboured, even listening into the heartbeats slowly fade and stop)
Remember this was the cold war
The US was loosing the space race which had a big effect on the American morale and psyche, the 'if they can do that ....what else can they do ?'
.......'damn they are really that more advanced than us' .......'if they can do this imagine what weapon tech they have' .........' Oh my god they
could rain down death from space on us' .
So the US had to do something to firstly reassure the public that not only were they equal but ahead of the Russians but also a message to the
Russians "nah nah our techs better than your tech"
As to why Russia wouldn't blow the whistle ?
Maybe the Russians had their own dark little secrets that they didn't want getting out ......that they knew the US was aware of, the ' well if we tell
the world that the US faked it, the US will tell the world about ________________
These are probably the easiest reason behind each of those questions, there are more, and surely more than I and many could comprehend ..........but
as I say, these are the easiest .......and easiest to digest
Edit to add
Me personally, I'm still on the fence over if the landings were faked and haven't really done much looking into it over the last few years ( other
more provable topics have my attention at the moment ) but at my last check Russia still maintained they couldn't provide adequate shielding to pass
through the radiation belt safely ( hence why NOONE ELSE has sent a manned mission to the moon ) so it also had the second message of ' meh so what if
you nuke us.....look we have the tech to withstand radiation ...........you don't
So if we go toe to toe with nukes we'll survive .....you'll be dead or cabbage patch kids
edit on 27-11-2012 by Neocrusader because: